Every global city today faces the challenge of protecting their unique urban architectural heritage (often a core component of their tourist brand) while encouraging continuing economic development and growth. But the theory and practice of preservation can differ greatly on different continents and according to different cultures. While in older world cities like Paris and New York preservation laws have tended to guard historic districts for decades, Asian and Latin American global cities of more recent vintage face a different set of issues. Join an international panel of architects, planners, and academics to explore the contrasting approaches and strategies faced by global cities in Europe, Asia, and America. This program delves into the themes of our exhibition Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks.
Reception to follow!